Arts Samplers

To view classes, please use navigation bar, located to the left. Please note that no refunds will be given later than two weeks before the first day of class. 

For further information or to enroll by phone, please contact the CSA office at (812) 237-2528 or (812) 237-2575. 

Beginning Arts Samplers, Full-Day Classes

Arts Samplers provide comprehensive, multi-disciplined experiences in art, music and theater. Designed for beginning to intermediate levels, students need no prior experience. At about $5 per hour, these one-week, all-day classes are a fun, educational and affordable way to learn about the arts!

Students must bring a brown-bag lunch, two snacks and beverages. Classes, lunch and breaks are fully supervised by CSA instructors and staff. Instructors are ISU faculty, ISU graduate arts students and ISU undergraduate arts education majors.

Some camps incorporate physical activity, such as swimming, basketball or yoga. Children can be at beginning, intermediate or advanced levels; each activity offers tiered instruction. All fitness sessions are taught or supervised by licensed sports professionals, instructors and lifeguards, and are designed for children at all fitness levels.

On Fridays, students participate in a final theater performance. In addition, one summer art exhibition is scheduled in the Turman Art Gallery to recognize our young artists. The exhibition dates are July 31-August 8, with a closing reception on August 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to the events, followed by a reception with cake and punch.

All art supplies and use of instruments and equipment are included in the fee. Parents may drop off children between 7:45-8:15 a.m. and pick them up between 5:00-5:15 p.m. During the day, time is set aside for lunch and snack breaks. Parents and caregivers can drop by anytime during the day. We love visitors!

Arts Samplers' class locations are as follows:

Fine Arts building (FA) – 649 Chestnut Street
Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts (LCPFA) – 300 N. 7th Street
Arena (Health and Human Services Building), South Gym – 401 North 4th Street
Student Recreation Center – 601 N. 6th Street

Click here for a campus map.

Early Bird Discount

Students receive a 10% discount on classes if registering by May 1, 2017 and 10% on resident and commuter camps if registering by April 15, 2017.


The public can park on any ISU student or faculty and staff lots from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends, at no charge. For classes and lessons offered before 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, CSA students may purchase parking passes at $1.00 for the duration of one class, camp or set of lessons. Please call the CSA office for details.  

Calendar at a Glance

February 1: Registration for CSA summer programs begins
May 1: Last day to receive early-bird discount for classes (10% discount)
April 15: Last day to receive early-bird discount for camps (10% discount)
May 15-August 4: Summer camps and classes in session
July 3 & 4: CSA closed for Independence Day
2 weeks before the first day of classes: Last day to receive refund for withdrawal


There is no membership fee for participating in classes, however, it is optional to receive member’s pricing; a fee of $35/individual or $50/family per year is required. This covers the period of August 18, 2016 to August 17, 2017. Members receive a 10% discount on classes. ISU employees, ISU students and OLLI members receive CSA members’ prices without paying the membership fee. There are no discounts on fees for private music lessons, Rock Camp, International Piano, Voice and Violin Festival, Band Camp and Youth Orchestra.


Refunds will not be issued later than 2 weeks before the first day of classes or resident camps.